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Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

September 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth... more »»

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

September 19, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession... more »»

France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

More than a decade after spurning President George W. more »»

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — As a drizzly mist enveloped Edinburgh in the grim weather locals call dreich, Scots coped Friday with a potent mixture of relief and disappointment, anger and joy, afte... more »»

Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized... more »»

Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine

September 19, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Peace talks to regulate the ongoing crisis in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have battled Ukrainian troops since April, started late Friday in the capital of... more »»

Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

September 19, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacke. more »»

France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. more »»

Scotland picks UK over independence in referendum

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its cor. more »»

Court again delays Kenya president's trial

September 19, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court again delayed the trial of Kenya's president on Friday, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him... more »»

France: Sarkozy announces political comeback

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy may want his old job bac. more »»

Scotland leader to quit after independence loses

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to... more »»

Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom. more »»

Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond says he is resigning as first minister and leader of his political party after Scots voted to remain in the United... more »»

South Africa's murder rate goes up

September 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday. more »»

Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants

September 19, 2014

CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.

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Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

September 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday, fleeing militants from the Islamic State group, a Turkish official said. more »»

2 French students struck by gunfire on school trip

September 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A mentally ill man fired his hunting rifle at a group of students on a class trip Friday, wounding two of them, one seriously, officials said. more »»

Uganda's president fires prime minister

September 19, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a decision that some believe... more »»

Image of Asia: Lighting up the Asian Games

September 19, 2014

In this photo by Dita Alangkara, fireworks explode during the opening ceremony for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Kore. more »»

Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

September 19, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, thei... more »»



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